In a world focused on productivity, we often measure success by our professional accolades and financial status. Although these accomplishments improve your resume and quality of life, do they make you a great leader? An article from journalist Shane Snow describes seven patterns observed in amazing leaders. A few from that list are:
1. They change their minds. – One of the most courageous things a leader can do is admit when he or she is wrong, and admit it often.
2. They absorb shock. – They absorb risk unto themselves, so others can do their best work.
3. They over communicate. – The best leaders confide in their followers. Whereas they shield people from danger, they also aren’t afraid to trust people with all the information.
4. They think before answering. – The best leaders take the time to pause, make eye contact and give people their full attention even when they are incredibly busy.
These are just a few patterns listed in the article – to read all seven click here.
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